Fund launched to ‘transform’ vacant and derelict land

THOUSANDS of hectares of vacant and derelict land across Scotland could be ‘transformed’ through a new £50 million programme, launched by the Scottish Government, over the next five years.

Says a government announcement: “The investment will help to meet climate change targets and promote the health, wellbeing, and resilience of communities. It follows the recommendations from the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce and supports a fair, green recovery, as set out earlier this week in the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan update.

“Sites that will benefit from the funding will offer opportunities for re-use that help tackle climate change, such as: low carbon, quality, affordable housing; woodland and other greenspaces; low carbon commercial and industrial developments; flood prevention measures; district heating and other community renewables projects.”

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